Helston and St.Keverne YFC had seven members taking part in the national competition weekend held in Stafford last month.

Ollie Pearce, Frances Hosken, Matt Hosken, Rachael Benney and Chelsea Gilbert took part in the after dinner speaking competition, in which they came fifth.

Rachael Benney said "a massive thank you to our trainers Geoffrey Williams and Alan Carter who spent many hours perfecting our speeches and showing us so much support".

Lauren Clark and Edward Hosken also competed in the Clay Pigeon shooting competition, both shooters said they were pleased with how they performed. 

The club organised their annual Tractor Run on Sunday, July 21, which was supported by classic and new tractors.

Those taking part enjoyed a Gear Farm Pasty on route and had photos taken by 'Drone Work South West' members and tractor drivers lay down in the field to spell out YFC with photos being taken by drone from above. 

More recently the club have enjoyed the summer with farm walks, clay pigeon shooting and a visit to Roskillies for an ice cream and a walk. Last weekend the club enjoyed 'Mystery Weekend' organised by Secretary Chelsea Gilbert and Chairman Ben Combellack.

The members had a trip to Flambards, a giant slip and slide, a meadery meal and a day of raft building and racing.

This week attentions turn to the upcoming County Rally which this year is being held this Saturday at Withan Farm, St Martin, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs W.B.Hosken and family.

Helston and St Keverne YFC are helping to run the event along with St Buryan and Praze young farmers.

The rally is set to be a fun filled day with a domestic tent, greasy pole, cross country, Auctioneering, log chopping and many more competitions for members to get stuck in to.

Frances Hosken said: "There will be so much for people to enjoy, watching the members competing and having fun, looking at the very high standard of crafts, art and cookery in the domestic tent and a BBQ and refreshment tent will keep on lookers fed and watered, not forgetting the much anticipated soap box race happening in the afternoon."

Events start at 11am.